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Recent monitoring results: The state of the Gulf of Finland better than in the past few years, the Bothnian Sea is becoming eutrophic

Press release, 20th October 2020
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has again produced an assesment of the state of the coastal waters of the Gulf of Finland and the open sea surrounding Finland from the southern Baltic Sea to the Bay of Bothnia. The state of the Gulf of Finland is better than it has been in the past few years, but the deteriorated state of the Bothnian Sea gives cause for concern.

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